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Nov 20, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. House of Representative Committee on Energy and Commerce approved bipartisan legislation aimed at reducing and ending America’s growing maternal mortality crisis.

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Nov 19, 2019 Press Release

Washington D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Robin Kelly (D-IL) and Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) introduced the Gunfire Detection and Location Technology Act.

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Nov 14, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. Representatives Robin Kelly (IL-02) and Yvette D. Clarke (NY-09) introduced a House Resolution Commending Alice Allison Dunnigan for her barrier-breaking career in journalism. H.Res. 690 was introduced by the Congresswomen on Tuesday.

Nov 13, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. House of Representative Health Subcommittee marked up and advanced bipartisan legislation aimed at reducing and ending America’s growing maternal mortality crisis.

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Nov 6, 2019 Press Release

Matteson, IL — Congresswoman Robin Kelly (IL-02) hosted a ceremony today renaming the Olympia Fields Post Office in honor of Congressional Gold Medal winner and Tuskegee Airman Captain Robert L. Martin, a former resident of Olympia Fields, Illinois.

Nov 5, 2019 Press Release

Congresswoman Robin Kelly today announced that Kankakee County was awarded a $244,382 federal grant to fund violence prevention programs at Kankakee School District 111 and other county schools. The grant includes mental health crisis intervention and suicide prevention strategies.

Nov 5, 2019 Editorial

WASHINGTON — On Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives authorized public hearings in our ongoing impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump. I voted for this measure alongside 231 of my colleagues.

Oct 31, 2019 Press Release

Congresswoman Robin Kelly, member of the House National Security Oversight Subcommittee, released this statement concerning her vote to formalize the impeachment investigation rules and processes:

“Today, the U.S. House of Representatives formalized the process for our ongoing impeachment investigation into President Trump.

Oct 22, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Robin Kelly (D-IL) and Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) introduced the US SAFE WEB Extension Act to extend the U.S. SAFE WEB Act of 2006 for an additional seven years and enable the Federal Trade Commission to protect Americans from fraud, spam, and deception online.

Oct 16, 2019 Press Release

On Friday, Congresswoman Robin Kelly, chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust and member of the Health Subcommittee, introduced the Medicare Dental Act. The legislation would provide coverage for certain dental items and services through Medicare Part B, a position that’s supported by eighty percent of Americans.

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Nov 15, 2019 In The News

House lawmakers are pushing a bill that would make it easier for states to provide Medicaid coverage to new mothers for a longer period of time, in the hopes it will curb the rate of women dying from complications after giving birth.

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Nov 13, 2019 In The News

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Federal agents trace nearly half a million guns used in crimes each year, often turning up a dangerous link that's putting guns in the hands of criminals. Now, the I-Team is investigating a loophole linking recent high profile shootings: Criminals getting around gun safety laws by exploiting legal sales.

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Nov 13, 2019 In The News

In 2016, there were nearly 800 homicides in Chicago – a 20-year high. That number dropped to 561 by the end of 2018. 

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Nov 7, 2019 In The News

With people filling a room at Olympia Fields Village Hall for a ceremony naming that suburb’s post office in honor of her late father, Gabrielle Martin said her dad would have been surprised at “all the fuss.”

Oct 10, 2019 In The News

Matteson, Ill. — Several job seekers were surprised to walk away with jobs at Congresswoman Robin L. Kelly’s recent annual hiring event at the Lan-Oak Park District in Lansing, Ill.

Sep 30, 2019 In The News

Early settlers in the region that became the Southland played an important role in helping blacks escape slavery in the years before the Civil War.

Sep 27, 2019 In The News

“Queer Eye” star Jonathan Van Ness discussed the Equality Act, which would codify civil rights protections for LGBT people, with Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) after meeting with her Thursday.

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Sep 26, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON — Sometimes it pays just to show up.

It did on Wednesday for gun control advocates frustrated with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., who is refusing to call any gun bills until President Donald Trump tells him what he wants done.

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Sep 9, 2019 In The News

For some Illinois residents, a trip to the doctor’s office can be an all-day affair.

“Today, it’s not uncommon for me to hear from constituents who have to take two buses and a day off of work and find child care just to see a doctor,” said U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly, whose district includes parts of the South Side of Chicago and Will, Kankakee and Cook counties.

Sep 5, 2019 In The News

Fire departments in Calumet City, Crete Township, Flossmoor and South Holland will receive a total of $610,000 in federal grants to update firefighter safety equipment and fire station exhaust systems, according to U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Matteson.

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